• UI To Admit Only 10% Of UTME Candidates.

    Only 3,000 out of the over 29,000 candidates who applied for admission into the University of Ibadan (UI) and scored 200 and above in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will eventually be admitted by the institution.

    Speaking at the 68th Interdisciplinary Research Discourse of the UI Postgraduate School, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Idowu Olayinka, said that poor funding, infrastructure deficit, student-lecturer ratio and limitation of Hostel accommodation would not allow the University go beyond its present carrying capacity.

    He said the figure represents about 10.3 percent of the total qualified JAMB UTME candidates.

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    Olayinka extolled the federal government for banning the post-UTME examination as it would improved the quality of graduates and reduce the number of students being asked to withdraw from the University.

    While noting that without research a university is a glorified secondary school, the Vice Chancellor said that Nigerian government should go beyond expressing ‘suspect’ regret at the ranking of her universities at public functions, rather, it should allocate more funds to revitalize teaching and research.

    He listed among others the inadequate teaching and research facilities, problem of attracting and retaining top-class faculty, poor funding, overstretched infrastructure, inconsistent policy of education, inadequate suitable staff, and government attitude to education as factors affecting the global competitiveness of the university.


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